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South West sportsmen take Royal Navy water-skiing and wakeboarding honours

2 August 2018
Sportsmen and women from across the South West topped the leaderboards at the Royal Navy Water-Ski and Wakeboarding Championships.

Five new Royal Navy water-skiers were introduced to the sport during the contest at Box End Park in Bedfordshire.

With some expert coaching, they were all up and skiing in no time at all. Following a quick break for lunch, their baptism of fire continued as they competed to become RNRM Water-ski Champion.

The title went to Corporal Elliot Underwood, with Chief Petty Officer Matt Ellison in second and Chief Petty Officer Tony White third. Leading Engineering Technician Laura Saunders took the women’s title.

The RNRM Water-ski and Wakeboarding Association are keen to attract more personnel to the sport.

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Following the water-ski competition, the wakeboarders took to the water to hone their skills prior to their competition the following day.

The wakeboarders consisted of a half and half split of experienced riders and beginners, many of whom were giving it a go for the first time.

In the end, it was two of the association’s newest members who took top honours as Marine Chris Harrington and LET Saunders took the respective men’s and women’s titles.

The RNRM Water-ski and Wakeboarding Association are keen to attract more personnel to the sport.

f you would like to get involved please visit our Facebook group – Royal Navy Waterski & Wakeboard Association or contact [email protected]  (Wakeboarding), [email protected] (Water-skiing) and [email protected]

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